Job 12:16

“With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

With him is strength & wisedome: the deceiued, and the deceiuer, are his.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"With Him are strength and sound wisdom, The misled and the misleader belong to Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

With him is strength and wisdom; The deceived and the deceiver are his.
- American Standard Version (1901)

With him are strength and wise designs; he who is guided into error, together with his guide, are in his hands;
- Basic English Bible

With him is strength and effectual knowledge; the deceived and the deceiver are his.
- Darby Bible

With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.
- Webster's Bible

With him is strength and wisdom. The deceived and the deceiver are his.
- World English Bible

With Him [are] strength and wisdom, His the deceived and deceiver.
- Youngs Literal Bible

With Him is strength and sound wisdom; the deceived and the deceiver are His.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 12:16

12:16 With him - The same thing he had said before, ver.#13|, but he repeats it here to prepare the way for the following events, which are eminent instances, both of his power and wisdom. Are his - Wholly subject to his disposal. He governs the deceiver and sets bounds to his deceits, how far they shall extend; he also over - rules all this to his own glory, and the accomplishment of his righteous designs of trying the good, and punishing wicked men, by giving them up to believe lies. Yet God is not the author of any error or sin, but only the wise and holy governor of it.

Discussion for Job 12

  • J
    Remember the mark of the beast is what the children of God OVERCOME, so lets see some words of the Lord that points towards the beast. Whores, riches, vanities, corruption these are all friends of the Pharisees, the temples of Satan.
  • Yvonne
    If God is for us, Who can be against us??????.............. This life is like a school where we've to learn alot of lessons, lessons of faith, Love, Forgiving and alot more!! At the moment we're wavering, because of the turmoil going on and on, It looks like God had forsaken us, ?? But No!! Why does this happens?? 2 Thessalonians 2 teaches us what is going and already happening..... Jesus came to teaches us about LOVE an Forgiving, but we rejected it and for this cause, God sends us strong delusion, to believe a lie, because we didn't receive the Love of the Truth Are we still believing our Lord Jesus, no matter what??? Not easy, but in the end, He is there with His EVERLASTING LOVE PRAISE THE LORD!!
  • J
    The Pharisees receive greater damnation because theyre running around with a not even couple hundred year old version of the word of God, destroying and ripping out the part that clearly states in Wisdom of Solomon that the mixtures of men is equivalent to fornication of the Spirit so the Pharisees have no idea what forgiveness of sins truly means and are guilty of stealing their own soul by stealing from the word of God.
  • J
    Again, nicely done. Only God sees our needs.
  • Emmanuel Chidi N.
    It simpelly states the mindset of job,that even on his condition he knows the ability or supremecy of God.
  • Rita
    There are so many times, when going through life's struggles I take a moment and think of Job, in all of all his struggles and his lost,
    Job teaches us, the more we become closer to God, the more we can be just as strong as Job
    Job is my favorite book in the Bible, I often get my strength from how he handled situations that took place
    I love Job

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